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Friday night topic: Fighter planes and such
— 5:11 PM on February 21, 2014

This is probably very junior high of me, but every once in a while, I just open up some browser tabs to Wikipedia and start...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Friday night topic: What have you learned lately?
— 5:12 PM on February 14, 2014

Tonight's topic comes courtesy of our suggestions thread, specifically an idea suggested by TR reader BIF. Here it is: What interesting personal research project...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Friday night topic: Addictions and quitting
— 7:47 PM on February 7, 2014

In my experience, quite a few techie types tend to smoke, and a lot of them have struggled with attempts to quit. If that's...

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Newegg launches $50-a-year Premier service
— 4:21 PM on February 5, 2014

Newegg's ongoing tug of war with Amazon has just gotten a bit more...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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The Obligatory Super Hole VIII – The Uppity Armchair CD Edition
— 12:57 PM on February 3, 2014

Jason Fox, our resident Mac blogger, spends his days in the advertising business, and he has a tradition of rating the Superbowl commercials each year....

Type: Blog post Tags: Mac

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Friday night topic: Worthwhile news sources
— 5:00 PM on January 24, 2014

I've gotta admit, I'm much less engaged with world news and politics than I used to be, in large part because I have struggled to...

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Native 16-core Opteron appears in AMD document
— 4:40 PM on January 21, 2014

A mysterious new processor has appeared in an official AMD document. German site Planet3DNow first spotted the reference to the eight-module, 16-core part...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Servers Workstations

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TR's big CES 2014 digest
— 5:24 PM on January 14, 2014

We did this last year, and you guys seemed to enjoy it,...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous The Tech Report

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Friday night topic: The end of zoos?
— 7:36 PM on January 3, 2014

I'm kind of a zoology buff in my spare time, by which I mean I really enjoy watching nature documentaries and learning about animals of...

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Intel releases extensive Haswell graphics documentation
— 6:00 AM on December 31, 2013

Intel has released a boatload of hardware documentation for Haswell's integrated graphics....

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Linux-Unix

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Friday night topic: holiday family tech support joy
— 5:19 PM on December 27, 2013

Do you act as the unofficial IT support guy (or gal) for your family? I just finished up a session with the in-laws involving two iPhones,...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Personal tech

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Merry Christmas, everybody!
— 2:51 PM on December 24, 2013

Hope you have a good holiday, filled with the peace and joy of Christmas. We'll be back publishing on a regular schedule in a couple of...

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Fan mockups show OS X with iOS 7-style interface
— 6:00 AM on December 20, 2013

Okay, so, fan-made user-interface mockups aren't generally worthy of news coverage. I know. But come on: it's the week before Christmas, and nothing's happening out...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Mac

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Here's a handy guide to the SteamOS beta
— 9:22 AM on December 16, 2013

Last Friday, the first prototype Steam machines arrived at the doorsteps of registered testers, and Valve released SteamOS, the Linux-based operating system that drives Steam...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Operating systems Linux-Unix

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Friday night topic: Can we reform government surveillance?
— 6:00 PM on December 13, 2013

Will the recent series of revelations about the NSA and other government agencies spying on the citizens of their own countries (and those of allied...

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Friday night topic: Awkward moments
— 9:36 PM on December 6, 2013

What is one of your most embarrassing or awkward moments? Discuss.

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Valve joins the Linux Foundation
— 4:34 PM on December 4, 2013

Well, folks, looks like Valve's love affair with Linux has become official. Earlier today, the company became a member of the Linux foundation, joining...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Operating systems Linux-Unix

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Amazon wants to airlift packages to your doorstep
— 6:00 AM on December 2, 2013

I was pretty sure this was an early April Fools joke, but no, apparently it's not. Amazon actually wants to use a fleet of...

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